Punctuation and Effects Notes (Effect in Poetry)

letting everyone available to study my notes taken in my class.
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Period
Ends a thought/idea
forces you to stop and think
shows importance or finality
Comma
pause in a thought
adds rhythm
makes the reader stop and think of the story
Semi-colon
it can connect 2 independent clauses in a stanza
partially ends a thought but should be connected to other independent clauses
shows that it is somewhat important
makes the reader think but without a big break
Colon
pause to think
formality
emotion w/o ending a thought
separates unrelated words while conjoining them
Question mark
to question life
to think about what the poet is asking/thinking
to show uncertainty
a rhetorical question
Exclamation point
Shows excitement, anger, fear
Dash
emphasis of the last thought
powerful fusion
closer relationships
Ellipsis
Build suspense
open to interpretation
void lack of emotion
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